Irbesartan is a generic blood pressure medication that was recalled because it may contain a toxic cancer-causing impurity known as N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
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What is Irbesartan?
Irbesartan is a generic medication that is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and certain patients with kidney disease.
Types of Irbesartan
It is sold by different pharmaceutical companies, alone or in combination with other drugs. The brand-names of Irbesartan include:
- Irbesartan (Generic)
What is the Problem?
Patients who take certain types of Irbesartan may be at risk of cancer or other side effects due to a toxic chemical impurity left over from the drug’s manufacturing process. The problem was only discovered recently, but patients may have been at risk for many years.
In October 2018, Aurobindo Pharma Limited issued the first recall for Irbesartan due to the impurity, a carcinogenic chemical called N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
SciGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recalled Irbesartan Tablets, USP (75-mg, 150-mg, and 300-mg dosage) due to the presence of NDEA. The products were labeled as “Westminster Pharmaceuticals” and “Golden State Medical Supply, Inc. (GSMS).”
Blood Pressure Drug Recalls
Recalls have been issued for Valsartan and Losartan, as well as Irbesartan, due to the presence of NDEA and other toxic impurities
What is NDEA?
N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) chemical that is found in air pollution. It is also a byproduct of the industrial processes that are used to make Irbesartan and other medications. NDEA is listed as a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
What Should I Do?
If you are taking a recalled Irbesartan medication, the FDA recommends talking to your doctor about switching regimens. Do not stop taking your medications without talking to your doctor first, because suddenly stopping Irbesartan could cause health problems.
Our lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits for people who took Irbesartan and developed cancer or other severe side effects. We hold drug-makers accountable for selling defective drugs, failing to warn about severe side effects, and putting profits over patients safety.
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